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Staff Profile

Associate Professor Minette Nortje

Position ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
QualificationsLLM, LLB, BA
Phone 0117178482
Email Minette.Nortje@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Law

M inette Nortje joined the law school as lecturer in April 1998 and was appointed as senior lecturer as from January 1999. Previously she held lecturing posts at the Universities of the North, Potchefstroom and Vista, where she lectured on a wide range of subjects, mainly in the field of private law. She is also an admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer and has practised as such for a number of years. During 1986 she received the Philip Friedland Award from the Transv l Attorneys Association for the highest average in the attorney’s practice and procedure examination. Her current research and teaching interests include law of contracts and delict.

Publications

Accredited publications

Nortje, M, “Partial validity of a substitution: Olivier v Die Meester” 1998 South African Law Journal 1 - 11

Nortje M, Chapter on “Law of Agency” in 1997 Annual Survey of South African Law 199 - 207

Nortje M, Chapter on “Law of Lease” in 1998 Annual Survey of South African Law 229 - 238

Nortje M, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” in 1999 Annual Survey of South African Law 154 - 184

Nortje M, Chapter on “Law of Lease” in 1999 Annual Survey of South African Law 206 - 213

Nortje M, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” in 2000 Annual Survey of South African Law 160 - 229

Nortje M, Chapter on “Law of Lease” in 2000 Annual Survey of South African Law 238 - 248

Nortje M, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” in 2001 Annual Survey of South African Law 196 - 237

Nortje M, Chapter on “Law of Lease” in 2001 Annual Survey of South African Law 270 - 276

Nortje M, Chapter on ‘General Principles of Contract” in 2002 Annual Survey of South African Law 232 - 298

Nortje M, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” in 2003 Annual Survey of South African Law 215 - 246

Nortje M, The fax of the matter” (2004) 121 South African Law Journal 757 - 771

Nortje M, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” in 2004 Annual Survey  of South African Law  160 - 229

Nortje M & Bhana D, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” in 2005 Annual Survey of South African Law  196 - 250

Nortje M & Bhana D, Chapter on “General Principles of Contract” 2006 Annual Survey of South African Law 178 - 238

Nortje M, ‘A new look at materiality’ 2010 TSAR 468 - 485
* Awarded Spoor and Fisher prize for best first-time contribution in TSAR during 2010

Nortje M,  ‘Unfair contractual terms – Effect of Constitution – Breedenkamp v Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd ‘ 2010 THRHR 517- 529 
* Awarded prize for best short contribution in THRHR during 2010

Nortje M, ‘Caveat Subscriptor and unexpected terms’ (forthcoming in SALJ)

Nortje M, ‘Of reliance, self-reliance and caveat subscriptor’ (submitted to SALJ)

Book reviews

Nortje M, “Contract: General principles 2 Ed by S van der Merwe et al” 2003 South African Law Journal 901 - 903

Nortje M, “The principles of the law of contract 6 Ed by AJ Kerr”  2003 South African Law Journal 897 - 900

Nortje M, “The Law of contract in Scotland 2 Ed by WW McBryde” 2002 Sout African Law Journal 892 - 896

Non-accredited publications

Nortje, M, “Billikheid en die verdeling van bates by egskeiding” 1991  HL Swanepoel Gedenklesingbundel (PU for CHE)

Books

Bhana D, Bonthuys E and Nortje M,Student’s Guide to Contract Law  (2007)
(A textbook for law students studying contract law, which integrates theoretical explanations, case studies and practical exercises in a single source).

Bhana D, Bonthuys E and Nortje M, Student’s Guide to Contract Law  2 Ed (2009)

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